Combat Gallery Sunday: The Martial Art of Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sundays (when I feel like working), I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, and the like that produced them.

Combat Gallery Sunday: The Martial Art of Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

Born in Barcelona in 1964, Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau Nieto is a hyper-realist painter whose work is haunting. Completing his national service with the Spanish Army in 1984, he has been a painter to the Spanish Ministry of Defense in recent years as well as a well-known military illustrator.

U Boot, by Augusto Ferrer Dalmau u-boat

U Boot, by Augusto Ferrer Dalmau u-boat

Trooper, Alcantara Chasseurs Regiment, 14th Cavalry, 1921

Trooper, Alcantara Chasseurs Regiment, 14th Cavalry, 1921

Spanish Royal Guard Tiradores de la Guardia Real, 1838 by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

Spanish Royal Guard Tiradores de la Guardia Real, 1838 by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

LTC. Fernando Primo De Rivera, commanding officer of Alcantara Cavalry Regiment in the summer of 1921

LTC. Fernando Primo De Rivera, commanding officer of Alcantara Cavalry Regiment in the summer of 1921

Don Quijote de la Mancha in his uniform carlista y Sancho Panza Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

Don Quijote de la Mancha in his uniform carlista y Sancho Panza Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

Don Quijote de la Mancha coracero y Sancho Panza

Don Quijote de la Mancha coracero y Sancho Panza

Cazador a caballo de la Guardia Imperial Chasseur à cheval de la Garde Impériale Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

Cazador a caballo de la Guardia Imperial Chasseur à cheval de la Garde Impériale Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

Bourbon Regiment, 5th Line Cavalry, Army of the Center. In Cuenca, at the end of december 1808, during the Peninsular War.

Bourbon Regiment, 5th Line Cavalry, Army of the Center. In Cuenca, at the end of December 1808, during the Peninsular War.

Agustina de Aragon, by Augusto Ferrer Dalmau

Agustina de Aragon, by Augusto Ferrer Dalmau

Rocroi, the last Tercio, 1643 - Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

Rocroi, the last Tercio, 1643 – Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau

In addition to his historical works, he has gone downrange and sketched modern military conflict in Afghanistan.

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The Spanish government has awarded him La Orden del Mérito Civil for his work.

An excellent interview with the artist via the Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU Instituto de Estudios Históricos:

He maintains an extensive sample of his art online at his Facebook page which is worth following as is his blog as is his website.

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Thank you for your work, sir.

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